It’s been a long road for Adam Ondra.
The 32-year-old was diagnosed with a blood clot that made his skin thin and red.
He had a bone marrow transplant, but after a year of recovery and surgery, he had a blood infection in his lung.
Ondra underwent a new face for a second transplant and was still battling the infection.
Now, he’s been fitted with a new prosthetic nose and face.
The transplant took six months, but he was finally ready for his first night on his new face on July 30.
He got a haircut and wore a mask, and his friends and family took photos with him on the bed.
“I’ve never had anything like this in my life, I was a little scared, but I had to put everything together to see how much better my skin looked,” he said.
Ondra said he was glad to finally have the face he has now, and it was easy to say, “Good day, Adam.”
“I’m happy to be back.
It feels good to be able to go out and go to work and be a normal person again,” he added.
Orais new face was a part of a new treatment for thromboembolic disease.
The patient was treated with a series of different blood thinners and then put on a new mask to remove the clot.
O’Reilly said he didn’t know what would happen after that, but it didn’t take long for him to be okay.
“The second I went through the mask and put it on, my body started to go through a whole different process, my skin began to heal and my skin started to look a little more normal,” he explained.
“When I woke up in the morning, I saw that my nose had started to heal, and I was able to walk again.
The doctors say I look like a completely different person,” he concluded.